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New methods for recording mobility behaviour have been developed in recent years thanks to the possibilities offered by digitalization. These include the automatic observation of mobility behavior using a so-called "tracking app" on people's smartphones at . This survey method is said to have advantages such as more detailed recording of trip characteristics, less effort to participate and less trip non-response, which leads to higher data quality. But is this really the case? The aim of this work was to systematically analyze errors in an existing tracking app that was used by about 10 participants. Previous knowledge of R is helpful, but not necessary. The tracking app already exists and is ready for use.

Since September 2021, the digital timetable information in the app and on the website of the Nordhessischer Verkehrsverbund (NVV) has displayed the predicted capacity utilization of the requested connection.
The aim of this study is to examine how accurately this capacity utilization forecast predicts passenger demand during major events (e.g. concerts or sporting events). Count data and forecast data are to be analyzed.
Previous knowledge of the programming language R or another programming language that can handle large amounts of data is recommended for this work.

The large commercial car-sharing providers continue to concentrate on the big cities. Nevertheless, cars are also lent to each other and shared in rural areas. However, these lending processes are not recognizable as such by outsiders and have hardly been researched scientifically. In the context of this work, the example of a rural community will be used to investigate how often, due to which circumstances, according to which decision criteria and for which purposes private cars are currently informally lent between households.

For this purpose a questionnaire is to be developed on the basis of a literature research, which determines the everyday practices and attitudes to informal car sharing with differently familiar groups of persons. With this questionnaire a pretest is to be carried out and evaluated with simple statistical procedures. On the basis of the response behavior, the suitability of the questionnaire for the research objective is to be reflected, including concrete suggestions for changes. The questionnaire can be filled out by the target group in presence or online.

Similar to car sharing, the large commercial ridesharing providers also concentrate on the big cities. Nevertheless, even in rural areas, people are given rides in their private cars or something is brought to them on demand. However, these ridesharing and bring-along practices are not recognizable as such by outsiders and have hardly been researched scientifically. In the context of this work it is to be examined on the example of a rural municipality, how often, due to which circumstances, after which decision criteria and for which purposes at present informally private people take others or bring them certain goods.

For this, a questionnaire is to be developed on the basis of a literature research, which determines the everyday practices and attitudes to the informal taking along and bringing along with differently familiar groups of persons. A pretest is to be conducted with this questionnaire and evaluated with simple statistical methods. On the basis of the response behavior, the suitability of the questionnaire for the research objective is to be reflected, including concrete suggestions for changes. The questionnaire can be filled out by the target group in presence or online.

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